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  • Never be afraid of falling stock prices… exploit them instead
  • Kevin Wides is the South African Investor's newest contributor. As a successful hedge fund manager, he focuses on global macroeconomics where he identifies key trends in the financial markets. Through his career, Kevin speculated on just about everything that has a price or is listed on an exchange, from bonds to currencies. And he's made a tremendous amount of money doing this. But the... ››› more
  • [05 October 2015]
  • Shares in Datatec plummet as a weak rand hits earnings
  • This morning, Datatec released a trading statement regarding the release of its interim results, which are due out on 21 October. The company warned that its earnings for the six months to the end of August will be 25% less than for the same period last year. Datatec's shares plunged on the news. Let's take a closer look at what's causing Datatec's earnings to come under so much pressure... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Why cheaper banking is paying off for Capitec
  • Yesterday, Capitec Bank Holdings released its unaudited results for the six months to the end of August. The bank, which boosts the lowest customer fees and charges, is gaining traction in South Africa's consumer banking sector. Capitec's results show it's attracting new customers and its earnings are reflecting this rise. Let's take a closer look… Capitec grows earnings 25% Ca... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • Shares in Glencore plummet over 25% as worries grow over commodities prices
  • Yesterday, shareholders in Glencore watched in amazement as shares plunged over 25% in London and Johannesburg. The fall continued this morning in Hong Kong, where shares shed over 27%. So what's going on with Glencore? Let's take a closer look… Shares in Glencore bounced higher following yesterday’s fall This morning, shares in Glencore [JSE:GLN] climbed back over 5% in ear... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • How to profit from the fight against antibiotic resistant bugs
  • Antibiotics have revolutionised our lives. They treat a huge variety of different diseases and allow us to live healthier lives as a consequence. But there's a growing problem. There are diseases that are resistant to the use of antibiotics. This means we need new antibiotics. And with this, comes a great investment opportunity… The problems facing antibiotics The biggest probl... ››› more
  • [28 September 2015]
  • Shares in Tiger Brands soar almost 6% higher as its CEO steps down
  • Earlier today, Tiger Brands announced that its chief executive officer, Peter Matlare, was stepping down from his position. The statement from the company didn't divulge any more details about who would replace Mr Matlare. Shares gained on the news. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Investors greeted Tiger Brands’ CEO departure well Shares in Tiger Brands [JSE:TBS]... ››› more
  • [25 September 2015]
  • The fallout from the Volkswagen scandal
  • The week kicked off with revelations that Volkswagen has installed sophisticated computer equipment in US diesel models that duped emissions tests. This led the share price of the car maker to plunge. But it hasn't stopped there. Governments across the world are launching their own investigations into emissions from Volkswagen cars, other car makers are now under scrutiny and the price of pl... ››› more
  • [25 September 2015]
  • How you can profit from the growing robotics sector
  • Thanks to better performing computers, sophisticated software and developments in electronics, the jobs that robots are capable of doing is growing. There are a lot of positives from this robotic evolution. Robots are capable of doing a job more quickly, safer and efficient than a human. But their use will likely lead to the loss of jobs. With amazing potential ahead, there are great opportu... ››› more
  • [25 September 2015]
  • Volkswagen shares plunge nearly 20% over falsifying emissions data
  • Yesterday, shares in Volkswagen fell almost 20% after reports emerged the car maker had falsified its emissions data. This is the largest fall in the company's share price in one day. Today, shares continue to slide. So what's going on? Let's take a closer look… Volkswagen used software to dupe emissions tests On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2015]
  • If you want to buy gold, what about investing in gold stocks?
  • If you want exposure to gold, but you're not interested in owning the yellow metal directly, you could invest in gold mining companies. When the gold price does well, these companies also tend to perform as their profits rise. But when the gold price falls, they suffer. So is investing in gold stocks a good idea? And what are you options? Read on to find out… The different types o... ››› more
  • [17 September 2015]
  • Shares in SABMiller soar over 20% on the back of news of a takeover
  • Yesterday, shares in SABMiller took off after news that Anheuser-Busch InBev were entering takeover talks with the brewer. A merger of the two companies would result in the formation of the biggest brewer in the world. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… A merger between SABMiller and AB InBev would create the world’s largest beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev, currently t... ››› more
  • [17 September 2015]
  • News of Truworths on the acquisition trail again sends its shares higher
  • Yesterday, Truworths International announced that it was looking into the potential acquisition of a UK shoe retailer. Shares in the company soared higher on the news. If this acquisition goes through it would add to two others the company made earlier in the year. Let's take a closer look at the potential deal… Truworths are in talks about buying Office Early yesterday mornin... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • What's behind the plunge in Mr Price shares?
  • Yesterday, shares in retailer Mr Price Group fell over 13%. The company released its trading update for the 21 weeks to 22 August. The update showed that Mr Price was struggling to grow sales. So why is Mr Price finding it difficult to continue to grow at its previous pace? Let's take a closer look at what the trading update revealed… Mr Price is down 12% in 2015 Shares in Mr ... ››› more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • As the medical marijuana sector gains momentum in the US, will SA follow?
  • Last year, there was a big change to legislation in numerous states in the US. Colorado was the first to bring in the legalisation of medical marijuana. This may come as a surprise if you weren't aware of this development, but the US government benefits in the forms of taxes. Plus, people suffering from a host of chronic illnesses also benefit from it. So what are the benefits of medical mar... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]


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